Wanting to Re-open

I am soooooooo bored. We all got sent home from work the middle of March. It has been almost two months. I think it might happen soon because I saw a Volunteers of America commercial asking for donations.and they have a homeless shelter, which permits no real social distancing. If they can re-open, I can’t imagine why Goodwill would not re-open soon.

What’s hard is watching the projected number of deaths continue to rise. I heard that in about 18 months approximately 60% to 70% of Americans will have been exposed to the coronavirus. If even one percent of the 60% die, we are talking about almost two million people. And this is on the low end. To me, the new projections are the federal government’s admission that, “Oh yeah. We’ve been lying to you from the very beginning. We just want to get the economy open again. It is not as if we actually care if you live or die. It’s all about the economy.”

I see the protests at my capitol. These are some serious Darwin Award Winners, with everyone scrunched together and nobody wearing a face mask. And some of them are armed, which is a reminder that this is not about freedom at all, but about white nationalism. Period. Their attempts at intimidation come straight out of the KKK playbook. These folks lack any subtlety. Yes, we have the KKK in Michigan. Howell was a headquarters at one time. We know how they operate. It is not new.

I see the hypocrisy of these Republican governors. They are desperately trying to limit abortion access during the pandemic. They think they are “pro-life.” These same governors will turn around and complain about bailing out blue states (even though the financial reality is that the blue states are givers to the federal government, whereas the red states are takers). “Let the black and brown people die,” seems to be their philosophy. “They didn’t vote for Trump anyway.” These Republican governors are not “pro-life” at all. They are “pro-WHITE-life.” And their genocidal agenda is becoming obvious for everyone with eyes to see. They can’t hide it anymore.

I keep hearing about the protesters’ rights. They are full of crap. Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. The right to infect everyone else simply does not exist. They are fighting for an unreal “right.” The “right” they are defending is not in the Constitution and neither is it moral or kind. These folks have no conscience and now it is apparent to all. They truly sicken me.

About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

2 responses to “Wanting to Re-open”

  1. Ninasusan says :

    Truly sickens me!

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